Cecret Lake Trail is a hiking, biking, and horse trail in Alta, Utah. It is within Uinta-Wasatch-Cache National Forest. It is 1.3 miles long and begins at 9,565 feet altitude. Traveling the entire trail is 2.3 miles with a total elevation gain of 1,068 feet. Along the trail there are restrooms.
Cecret Lake Trail Professional Reviews and Guides
"The hike to Cecret Lake is a quick, family-friendly trek that is popular for those very reasons. Sitting in Albion Basin, the lake is surrounded by some of the most prolific wildflower displays in the Wasatch.
Because the trailhead is located at the Albion Basin Campground, there is plenty of traffic on this short, but wonderful trail. The signs at the trailhead give inaccurate hike distance, but the interpretive signs along the trail impart interesting details about the flora and fauna that enrich the experience. The lake sits in a rock-rimmed cirque below Devil’s Castle and Sugarloaf Peak."
--Lori J. Lee, Best Hikes Salt Lake City (Falcon Guides).
"Although the name implies the hidden quality of this trail, the secret is long out. Very popular due to its brevity and beauty, Cecret Lake (sometimes spelled Secret Lake, or even Seacret Lake due to a long history of spelling variations by different parties, beginning with the miners who originally named it) is an easy hike that is tailor-made for families, those less agile or swift of foot, or anyone short on time but long on desire to experience some of the gorgeous backcountry of the Wasatch."
--Julie K. Trevelyan , 100 Classic Hikes Utah (The Mountaineers Books).
"Albion Basin is ablaze with wildflowers and wildlife in summer. This popular and easy hike travels along a well-marked interpretive trail through flowered meadows to a rock-rimmed alpine lake at the head of Little Cottonwood Canyon."
--Greg Witt, 60 Hikes within 60 Miles: Salt Lake City (Menasha Ridge Press).
"Wildflowers, wildlife, a well-marked interpretive trail, and a rock-rimmed alpine lake make this hike at the top of Little Cottonwood Canyon a summer favorite."
--Greg Witt and Rob Witt, Best Easy Day Hikes: Salt Lake City (Falcon Guides).
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